Do you have a genuine commitment to child safety and a passion for advocating for children and young people with disability?Be the Place You Want to WorkSalary packaging to $15,900 | Fitness PassportDiversity and Inclusion | Hybrid work environment Westhaven is seeking a dedicated Caseworker to support and advocate for Children and Young People living with significant disability to live life the way they choose. About usWesthaven is and will continue to be the provider of choice for disability support services and accommodation across regional NSW.  Westhaven provides client-centric, high quality programs and activities that provide whole of life support for people with disability, including offering houses that are homes, enabling choice and control and supporting clients to live life the way they choose.  About the roleAs a Caseworker you will coordinate casework responsibilities for children and young people (CYP) within Westhaven’s Intensive Therapeutic Care for Children and Young People with Significant Disability (ITC-SD) program.  Key responsibilitiesWork as part of a Therapeutic Care Team, managing the casework cycle for children and young people in careEnsure Case Plans are developed, reviewed and implemented within set timeframesMaintain regular contact with children and young people, seek their views and opinions and monitor their wellbeingEnsure that data is collected and recorded in a timely wayEnsure that Casework is conducted consistent with the requirements of the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) To be on the forefront of this opportunity you will: Have knowledge and understanding of the Children and Young Person (Care and Protection) Act 1998, NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care and trauma informed practicesUnderstand the supports and issues of children and young people living with significant disabilitiesHave demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal communities, families and children specifically in relation to the placement of Aboriginal children and young people in OOHCBe proficient in report writing, have demonstrated ability to develop, organise and maintain records in a timely manner using client management databases and Google Suite (or similar)Have highly developed organisational skills, communication skills and conflict resolutions skills Highly desirable attributes include:Experience in case management, child protection, child welfare practice or related fieldExperience working with people with a disabilityAbility to coordinate the development, implementation and review Case Plans for children in out-of-home care Essential requirements of the roleBachelor degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a relevant Behavioural Science; or be of Indigenous decent and be willing to obtain qualificationsA current NSW Driver’s licence Undertake a National Criminal Record CheckThe ability to obtain and maintain a paid Working with Children Check (WWCC)The ability to obtain and maintain a National Disability Insurance Scheme Workers Check (NDISWC)Appropriately vaccinated against Covid-19 and able to provide evidence About applyingPlease submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your abilities to undertake the key responsibilities of this role. We encourage diversity and inclusion Westhaven is passionate about social justice and diversity and is committed to being an EEO employer. We embrace diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability.For more information or confidential enquiries please email People and Culture, at  Applications close:  29 September 2023Link to position description 42 AUD Dubbo 2830